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Free things to do in New York City! Free events in New York City! (All events are free unless otherwise noted)

You never run out of free things to do, free events to go to in New York City! So start taking advantage of those free things to do today! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides with non-ending amount of free things to do, free events to go to!

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The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do that happen in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing.

Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club freeTime comes in handy -- Club freeTime allows you to take advantage of all the free things to do, all the free events that take place in New York City, as you find out about them just in time! Start using these unique New York City opportunities today!

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Club freeTime is the only complete source of free events, free things to do in New York City: your perfect guide to free Entertainment & free Culture in the City that never sleeps.

Contrary to the common misconception that most of free events, free things to do, happen in New York City in summer, October and March are the busiest months in New York City in terms of free events, free things to do. That 'summer' misconception is due to big publicity that some of New York City summer free events, free thing to do get.

In fact, New York City, NYC, never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free events, free things to do whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall. Start using these unique New York City opportunities today!

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We make sure that New Yorkers and visitors to New York are informed about ALL free events, ALL free things to do that happen in New York City. The variety and quality are just mind boggling!

NYC, NY free events, free things to do: low budget/high class!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City, Club freeTime offers its members complimentary tickets (a member can reserve up to 5 complimentary tickets per performance) to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater in New York City: when a producer wants that special buzz of the 'full house' - Club freeTime members are welcomed for their enthusiasm and sophistication!

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Get a taste of free Culture & free Entertainment in New York City!

Free culture & free entertainment in New York City is low budget, but high class!

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'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer

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The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free things to do,
free events to go to
in NYC
today!

free (and almost free) dance:
performances, lessons, dancing in New York City (NYC)


New Dance: Paul Taylor II / Naganuma Dance.
Photo by Vanessa Gonzalez-Bunster.

Free dance performances, dancing, and dance lessons are among the many free, low budget and inexpensive events New York City has to offer... Keep dancing!

Dance Performance |
A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights. Movement Research at the Judson Church supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists. With: Dana Bell and Meg Clixby, Expressions Dance Company, Zavé Martohardjono, Sophie Sotsky | TYKE DANCE
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 2
8:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, May 02, 2016, 05/02/2016, Dance Works-in-Progress
Dance Performance |
Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Deborah Zall remains one of the few active artists who received the work of Martha Graham directly from Graham. She is internationally known for her dramatic solo portrayals of women. For this very special evening, Zall and Kenneth Topping discuss the process of restaging her work, illustrated by film footage from the library’s archive, juxtaposed with live performances by current and former Graham company dancers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 9
6:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, May 09, 2016, 05/09/2016, The Deborah Zall Project: In the Company of Women
Dance Performance |
A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights. Movement Research at the Judson Church supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists. With: Germaul Barnes, Lily Gold, Renegade Performance Group/André M. Zachery and sound artist Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 9
8:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, May 09, 2016, 05/09/2016, Dance Works-in-Progress
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. With: Wednesday Sue Derrico, Megan Harrold, Hannah Seidel
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 10
7:00 pm

$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, May 10, 2016, 05/10/2016, Experiments in Dance
Dance Performance |
A sampling of works curated from workshops and performances by Dance Division students throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 13
7:30 pm

Free
Dance Performances, May 13, 2016, 05/13/2016, Choreographic Honors Dance Performance
Dance Performance |
Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception during which artists and audiences share perspectives about the works-in-progress. With: Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Alex Rodabaugh.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 14
3:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, May 14, 2016, 05/14/2016, Dance Works-in-Progress
Dance Performance |
Senior Dance Production is the culmination of a year-long creative and educational process focused on self-producing a showcase of original work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 16
7:30 pm

Free
Dance Performances, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, Senior Dance Production
Dance Performance |
A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights. Movement Research at the Judson Church supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists. With: Alex Escalante, Ainesh Madan, Mor Mendel, Nami Yamamoto
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 16
8:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, Dance Works-in-Progress
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. With: Wednesday Sue Derrico, Megan Harrold, Hannah Seidel
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 17
7:00 pm

$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, May 17, 2016, 05/17/2016, Experiments in Dance
Dance Lesson |
The event will include: · Introductory, beginner, and advanced tango classes · Tango music and multimedia · Special performances by students and teachers · A Q+A with staff and students · Discount class and event packages · Tango games and gifts Light refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, May 19
7:15 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, May 19, 2016, 05/19/2016, Tango Open House
Dance Lesson |
Join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you dance styles. Featuring: Fiyah! Dancehall Theater teaching Jamaican Dancehall and African/Caribbean. Takes place May 20, June 17, July 15, and August 19.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 20
6:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, May 20, 2016, 05/20/2016, Harlem Dances
Dance Performance |
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, May 21
7:30 pm

Regular: $14
Member: $0.00
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Dance Performances, May 21, 2016, 05/21/2016, Modern dance
Dance Performance |
A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights. Movement Research at the Judson Church supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists. With: BOOMERANG, Erin Ellen Kelly, maybe, Pontus Pettersson
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 23
8:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, May 23, 2016, 05/23/2016, Dance Works-in-Progress
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. With: Daniel Reichert and Melissa Froats, Shantelle Jackson, Sarazina Stein, Hilary Tanabe
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 24
7:00 pm

$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, May 24, 2016, 05/24/2016, Experiments in Dance
Dancing |
Keep the celebrations going after hours with legendary DJ Tony Humphries, who brings his trademark blend of house, soul, gospel, and disco.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
10:00 pm

No cover, no...
Dancings, May 28, 2016, 05/28/2016, Late Night Dance Party with Tony Humphries
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. With: Ilona Bito, Re-Group, Lily Bo Shapiro
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 31
7:00 pm

$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, May 31, 2016, 05/31/2016, Experiments in Dance
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 2
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 02, 2016, 06/02/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Lesson |
Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Takes place Sundays in June.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jun 5
6:00 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 05, 2016, 06/05/2016, Let’s Dance!
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 9
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 09, 2016, 06/09/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Lesson |
Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Takes place Sundays in June.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jun 12
6:00 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 12, 2016, 06/12/2016, Let’s Dance!
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. With: Julie Fotheringham, Lydia Mokdessi and Benjamin Wagner, Christina Reppert
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 14
7:00 pm

$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, June 14, 2016, 06/14/2016, Experiments in Dance
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 16
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 16, 2016, 06/16/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Lesson |
The event will include: · Introductory, beginner, and advanced tango classes · Tango music and multimedia · Special performances by students and teachers · A Q+A with staff and students · Discount class and event packages · Tango games and gifts Light refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Jun 16
7:15 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 16, 2016, 06/16/2016, Tango Open House
Dance Lesson |
Join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you dance styles. Takes place May 20, June 17, July 15, and August 19.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jun 17
6:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 17, 2016, 06/17/2016, Harlem Dances
Dance Lesson |
Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Takes place Sundays in June.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jun 19
6:00 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 19, 2016, 06/19/2016, Let’s Dance!
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 23
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 23, 2016, 06/23/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Lesson |
Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Takes place Sundays in June.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jun 26
6:00 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 26, 2016, 06/26/2016, Let’s Dance!
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 30
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, June 30, 2016, 06/30/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 7
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, July 07, 2016, 07/07/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 14
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, July 14, 2016, 07/14/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Lesson |
Join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you dance styles. Takes place May 20, June 17, July 15, and August 19.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jul 15
6:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, July 15, 2016, 07/15/2016, Harlem Dances
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 21
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, July 21, 2016, 07/21/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 28
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Performance |
In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival gathers compelling professional dance companies from New York City and beyond to create a diverse dance experience in Queens. The seventh annual festival will offer two distinct programs to be held over three days. The free, site-specific performances will invite the audience to rove around the park and participate in an immersive dance experience. In addition to the weekend performances, the public will have the opportunity to experience the creative process during June and July open rehearsals. Takes place July 29-31.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jul 29
6:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, July 29, 2016, 07/29/2016, In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival
Dance Performance |
For a debut performance at the park, teen dancers from the Young Dancemakers Company will present original danceworks as part of their citywide tour. With a mix of roving and onsite performances, teens create expressive choreography with vital themes that are relevant, mindful, witty, and fun. This dynamic group blends live and recorded music with excerpts from their repertoire by renowned master choreographers. For the 2016 tour, students learn and perform an excerpt by Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. 2 PM: DANCING THE ART 2:30 PM: STAGE PERFORMANCE
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 30
2:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, Young Dancemakers Company
Dance Performance |
In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival gathers compelling professional dance companies from New York City and beyond to create a diverse dance experience in Queens. The seventh annual festival will offer two distinct programs to be held over three days. The free, site-specific performances will invite the audience to rove around the park and participate in an immersive dance experience. In addition to the weekend performances, the public will have the opportunity to experience the creative process during June and July open rehearsals. Takes place July 29-31.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 30
3:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival
Dance Performance |
In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival gathers compelling professional dance companies from New York City and beyond to create a diverse dance experience in Queens. The seventh annual festival will offer two distinct programs to be held over three days. The free, site-specific performances will invite the audience to rove around the park and participate in an immersive dance experience. In addition to the weekend performances, the public will have the opportunity to experience the creative process during June and July open rehearsals. Takes place July 29-31.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jul 31
3:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, July 31, 2016, 07/31/2016, In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival
Dance Performance |
In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival gathers compelling professional dance companies from New York City and beyond to create a diverse dance experience in Queens. The seventh annual festival will offer two distinct programs to be held over three days. The free, site-specific performances will invite the audience to rove around the park and participate in an immersive dance experience. In addition to the weekend performances, the public will have the opportunity to experience the creative process during June and July open rehearsals. Takes place July 29-31.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jul 31
4:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, July 31, 2016, 07/31/2016, In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 4
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, August 04, 2016, 08/04/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Performance |
Now in its fourth season, Norte Maar’s Dance offers a residency and performance program that brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to this unique waterfront environment. Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free dance performance on an outdoor stage within the grove of trees. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public, so that visitors can witness cutting-edge dance and movement in the making, then experience fully produced performances every Saturday. Takes place Saturdays from August 6-20.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Aug 6
4:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Norte Maar’s Dance
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 11
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, August 11, 2016, 08/11/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Performance |
Now in its fourth season, Norte Maar’s Dance offers a residency and performance program that brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to this unique waterfront environment. Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free dance performance on an outdoor stage within the grove of trees. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public, so that visitors can witness cutting-edge dance and movement in the making, then experience fully produced performances every Saturday. Takes place Saturdays from August 6-20.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Aug 13
4:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, August 13, 2016, 08/13/2016, Norte Maar’s Dance
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 18
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, August 18, 2016, 08/18/2016, Everybody Tango!
Dance Lesson |
Join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you dance styles. Takes place May 20, June 17, July 15, and August 19.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Aug 19
6:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, August 19, 2016, 08/19/2016, Harlem Dances
Dance Performance |
Now in its fourth season, Norte Maar’s Dance offers a residency and performance program that brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to this unique waterfront environment. Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free dance performance on an outdoor stage within the grove of trees. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public, so that visitors can witness cutting-edge dance and movement in the making, then experience fully produced performances every Saturday. Takes place Saturdays from August 6-20.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Aug 20
4:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, August 20, 2016, 08/20/2016, Norte Maar’s Dance
Dance Lesson |
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC. Takes place Thursdays, June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 25
6:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free
Dance Lessons, August 25, 2016, 08/25/2016, Everybody Tango!
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Classical Music Concert | Chamber music by Brahms, and more

Regular: $30; Member: $0.00

Jazz | Jazz gala performance

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Musical | musical that will bring you back in time

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